RWTH Aachen spin-off scales up production for low-cost, in-situ consolidated composites as inserts for lighter, cheaper injection-molded parts.
Senior Editor, CompositesWorld
The NX Sketch software tool offers flexibility and eliminates upfront constraints in a 3D CAD environment.
At Spirit AeroSystem’s Prestwick facility in Scotland, a glimpse of the future of aerocomposites manufacturing in a resin transfer molding line for A320 spoilers.
This is an online sidebar for the July 2020 article, “Composites 4.0: Digital transformation, adaptive production, new paradigms”. When I first discussed these concepts in 2016, they were still somewhat nascent in composites.
The update enables accelerated innovation and targets design simulation and data analytics.
Adaptive systems, IoT platforms and apps, the need for 4.0 standardization and a new way to develop and certify composite aerostructures.
Australia and Germany collaborate to build Composites 4.0 production line for competitive advantage in next-gen manufacturing and workforce.
Senior Editor, CompositesWorld
The 2019 final review demonstrated integration of an automated CFRP process chain: AFP inline inspection and rework, cure and resin flow sensors, part performance prediction and a decision support tool for line operators.
The multi-scale material modeling software enables more comprehensive advanced composite design capabilities.
Sensors, IoT platforms, data analytics — the tools for more intelligent, efficient manufacturing abound, but where to start is actually much simpler.
An evolving landscape of automation, sensors and AI software is not an end, but a means to achieve the cost, quality, efficiency and agility required for future manufacturing.
Its product lifecycle management solution enables more efficiency, collaboration and streamlining for product development.
Formula 1’s midfield teams are struggling to bridge the gap to their better resourced frontrunning counterparts. Could Industry 4.0 composites manufacturing automation level the playing field?
Algorithm-based artificial intelligence, once only imagined, is here. It can do a lot of good.
The automated, modular system enables clean, safe and speedy production for all aircraft component sealing.
Composite tooling specialist’s online portal, distributed manufacturing network and automated tool design helped optimize CFRP molding tools and timeline.
Efforts to locally and globally collaborate in order to address industry issues and stimulate innovation are becoming essential conversations during the coronavirus pandemic.
The scale, precision, speed and quality of carbon fiber manufacture has evolved substantially since the material’s modern introduction in the late 1960s. Hexcel offers a glimpse of the state of the art today.
The first of three prototypes, the Loyal Wingman’s artificial intelligence application and its use of composites soars above the milestone set for unmanned aircraft.
The AI-based technology integrates production scheduling with shop floor management for a more efficient manufacturing process.
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld
Plataine will be able to access the NCC’s facilities to implement its Industrial IoT, AI-based solutions, creating a test environment for the factory of the future.
Bluetooth sensors and AI track parts and tools, save time and suggest production line improvements.
The company plans to digitize and optimize aerospace composite manufacturing operations.
5G-ENCODE project partners are examining industrial use of 5G wireless technology to upgrade composite design and production processes.
Composites-intensive electric propulsion system will make marine travel at high-speed and long-range commercially viable and help meet U.K.’s 2025 zero-emissions requirements.
Clean Sky 2 STUNNING project will manufacture lower thermoplastic fuselage while MECATESTERS will test Toray LM PAEK in conduction and induction welding for parameters, cyclic loading, aging and environmental effects .